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Old 07-23-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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DTV "SWIM" module mounting

How/where are you mounting the module? Wisdom indicates to keep it away from the power source so I would like to mount it near the CarryOut. Dang thing gets pretty hot so I really don't want to mount it in the bay where my cable/satellite connection is located and then have to run two cables back to the dish. Comments? Suggestions?

BTW: The instructions provided on the Winegard site are great. Only snag I hit was the old "multi-switch" in my coach was not compatible with the new system (it had an amplifier built in) and it took awhile for my "consultant" to figure out the issue. Once connected properly, the DTV setup went smoothly and dual channel capability is now operational.
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It's weatherproof, so you could mount it to the Carryout, I would think.
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Probably could do that and make it easier to keep up with but the heat dissipation is significant. May be able to attach it to the underside of the CarryOut. I sure don't want to fry the mechanism by putting it inside the dome.
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Probably could do that and make it easier to keep up with but the heat dissipation is significant. May be able to attach it to the underside of the CarryOut. I sure don't want to fry the mechanism by putting it inside the dome.
I wouldn't put it inside the dome either - it might interfere with the reflector movement. You could mount the CarryOut on a small piece of plywood and mount the SWM next to it.
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Picked up a collapsible step stool today. Dish sits on top and module will velcro to the side of the stool.
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Tried the velcro-attachment method to keep the module off the ground. Gets too hot and glue melts! Don't know if this is "normal" but the hardware is too hot to touch, especially the 75-ohm caps that are inserted in the unused output ports.

Went to a simple drill a hole, insert a pin method of mounting.
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Yeah, that thing gets pretty toasty. Worse if it's out in the sun, I expect. Mine is in the basement, mounted to the underside of the floor. Lots of airflow around it.
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